AP Chemistry: Example Textbook List
The lists below are not exhaustive and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit.
The specified editions of the following textbooks meet the AP Chemistry curricular requirements. Earlier editions of these textbooks or other textbooks not listed here may meet the AP curricular requirements if published within the last 10 years. For discussions regarding the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP Chemistry classroom, please consult the AP Chemistry Teacher Community.
Example Textbooks Aligned to the Curriculum Framework
These materials have been reviewed by Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts. Inclusion on this Example Textbook List indicates some alignment to the course framework, however, it does not indicate that the material is aligned to 100% of the course framework. Learning List's detailed alignment reports identify the specific LOs and Practices to which each material is and is not aligned to help teachers use these materials more effectively. Learning List for more information.
Jespersen, Neil, and Alison Hyslop. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter, 7e. Wiley.
Other Example Textbooks
Please note that the texts on this list have not been reviewed by Learning List for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Atkins, Peter, Loretta Jones and Leroy Laverman. Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight. W. H. Freeman and Company
Brady, James E., and Fred Senese. Chemistry: Matter and Its Changes. John Wiley & Sons.
Brown, Theodore E., et al. Chemistry: The Central Science. Pearson Education, Inc.
Burdge, Julia. Chemistry. McGraw-Hill.
Chang, Raymond, and Kenneth Goldsby. Chemistry, AP Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Hnatow, John, and Ketan Trivedi. Chemistry In a Flash. Paperless Publishing Inc.
Jespersen, Neil, and Alison Hyslop. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter. John Wiley & Sons.
Kotz, John C., Paul M. Treichel, John Townsend, and David Treichel. Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity. Cengage Learning.
Masterton, William L., Cecile N. Hurley, and Edward Neth. Chemistry: Principles and Reactions.Cengage Learning.
McMurry, John and Robert C. Fay. Chemistry. Pearson Education, Inc.
Moore, John W., and Conrad L. Stanitski. Chemistry: The Molecular Science.Cengage Learning.
Olmsted, John A. and Gregory M. Williams. Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons.
Oxtoby, David, H. Pat Gillis, and Alan Campion. Principles of Modern Chemistry. Cengage Learning.
Silberberg, Martin. The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change.McGraw-Hill.
Spencer, James N., George M. Bodner, and Lyman H. Rickard. Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics.John Wiley & Sons.
Tro, Nivaldo J. Chemistry: A Molecular Approach. Pearson Education, Inc.
Whitten, Kenneth, W, Raymond Davis, Larry Peck, and George G. Stanley. Chemistry. Cengage Learning.
Zumdahl, Steven, and Susan Zumdahl. Chemistry. Cengage Learning.